Venkatesh Mahadevan

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

As Chief Information Officer for Dubai Investments PJSC,  Venkatesh Mahadevan is responsible for all IT initiatives and the technology functions within the organization. One of his primary responsibilities is to keep the Dubai Investments group of companies at the forefront of cutting edge technology.

Venkatesh has over two decades of progressive work experience in leadership positions with top Fortune 100 companies such as Motorola, Coca-Cola and Procter & Gamble. He has led Digital Transformation programs at global corporations and been a part of the Transformation leadership team. His background includes extensive exposure in managing strategic initiatives, planning, establishing, directing technology programs and leading IT functions spanning multiple geographies.

During his professional career across several industries, including FMCG, Telecom & Retail, he has held several leadership positions and been a member of the Executive Committee, serving on Leadership Boards.

Prior to joining Dubai Investments,  Venkatesh was in a Technology leadership position at Motorola where he was instrumental in implementing key strategic technology initiatives across the APAC region and a key member of the Global Supplier Management Leadership Team, accountable for driving strategic relationships with global/strategic vendors/partners out of India.

An MBA and a research scholar, Venkatesh is also the recipient of the CXO 50 and several CIO leadership awards.  He is an accomplished ENERGY & Peak Performance Speaker, and a Premier Skills Coach. 

In addition to holding several prestigious certifications from accomplished international organizations, Venkatesh is also an Internationally Qualified Counsellor and a distinguished Guest Faculty at leading management institutes, where he mentors Engineering and Management students.